I bumped into Hunter's owner in a park in Richmond when Hunter was nine months old. In the course of our chat, I shared a few tips, and had a play with the irresistible pup.
Hunter's owner moved to the neighbouring suburb and so I didn't bump into them in the usual walking spot after that time. But about nine months later, I got an email from Hunter's owner asking for some help.
Hunter was pulling intolerably on the lead. It made walking painful and unpleasant. Hunter's owner had another special goal in mind: to run with Hunter.
We started with the Strong foundations session and two additional hours. Hunter's owners would gain enough knowledge and skills to work independently on walking on the lead and manage some other problem behaviours.
Over our three weeks together, Hunter's owners showed real dedication to learning, practising and applying the knowledge and skills from the Strong foundations session. It set them up well for our work the following week walking on the lead.
In the final hour together, we adapted the new skills and gained some new ones: Hunter's owner was now able to run with Hunter on the lead!
Hunter's owners have shown the necessary dedication to learning and applying new concepts and skills.
They made great progress over just three weekends - now the rest is up to them!